Acanthocercus ugandaensis Uganda Tree Agama
Some other names for this species:
Blue-headed Tree Agama, Blue-headed Agama, Blue-throated Agama, Black-necked Agama, Southern Tree Agama
This species was split from Acanthocercus atricollis by Wagner et al in 2018. Older literature calls this species Agama atricollis.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, UgandaJuly 3, 2000
Uganda Tree Agama (Acanthocercus ugandaensis)
I half-heartedly chased this agama around a bush for ten minutes or so trying to get a good picture. I was too tired from a six-hour trek to see the mountain gorillas to make a decent adversary for this wary lizard.
Queen Elizabeth National Park, UgandaJuly 5, 2000
Uganda Tree Agama (Acanthocercus ugandaensis) Uganda Tree Agama (Acanthocercus ugandaensis)
Near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest I saw several gorgeous blue-throated examples of this species from our car window. Tragically, I didn't get a photo of any of those marvelous specimens. Instead, here are mediocre photos of a couple of plainer individuals near the visitor's center at Queen Elizabeth National Park. I don't know if the dark one on the brick is a female or a male that's not wearing his colorful breeding attire.
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